Fashion Over Reason

Friday, April 29, 2016

Layers and Looseness

Jack by BB Daokta poncho, J Brand jeans Chloé boots

All my fellow East Coasters will understand me when I say that there's no better feeling than the first day of the year when you can go sans coat outdoors. It basically makes you want to shout from the rooftops: "Finally free!!"

Although sometimes you need that extra little layer to help you out... this lightweight poncho being ideal to shield you from the chilly April breeze. It has the perfect amount of looseness and slouch that I love so much, making it bona fide layering perfection.

April's got nothing on me and my poncho.

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Details:
Comme des Garçons striped top
Jack by BB Dakota poncho
J Brand jeans
Chloé boots
Ray-Ban sunglasses
Bottega Veneta bag

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

You Say You Want a Revolution

Fashion Revolution Week Zady organic cotton t-shirt

This past week was Fashion Revolution week, which ended today, Sunday the 24th, to honor the day of the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. Not only does the fashion industry have really shady ethical practices when it comes to garment production, especially when talking about all of those fast fashion brands loved by most people I know, but it's also the 2nd largest polluter in the world. Again, thank you fast fashion.

Do you ever ask yourself where your clothes come from and who they were made by? Don't feel bad if your answer is no, as most people simply have never thought about it. The good news is, now that the question is on your radar, you can do something to answer it and bonus: it's really easy! It basically boils down to doing the best that you can. For me, that means reading every label and not participating in the fast fashion cycle. It's learning about the issues to be able to make better educated decisions with my purchasing power.

Take this Zady t-shirt, for example. It was made especially for Earth Day with organic cotton sourced from Texas, which was cut and sewn in North Carolina, and finally, embroidered with the words 'vivre en simplicité' in New York City. The embroidery translates to living in simplicity, words to live by. Not only does the tee carry a special message, but it has this super high-quality feel and the best fit ever.

Happy Fashion Revolution Day!

PS You can also head over to The Style Line to read an interview I did on the topic of the fashion industry's issues.

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Get the amazingly cute Zady tee to show your support for Eart Month and better ethical practices:


Sunday, April 17, 2016

LA, Baby

Vintage suede jacket, ASOS jeans, Ray-Ban Lennon sunglasses, Free People boots

This being my third post about my March adventures in the City of Angels, the cat's now fully out of the bag: I really, really, like, really dig the west coast. Something about the smell in the air and that ridiculously chill vibe. Or even just for the foliage. Whatever it is that wooed me (explained here, kind of), I've been fully seduced by the sunshine.

So much so that I've shed my regular clichéd New Yorker black monochromatic ensemble for a full boho-inspired lewk. Which actually felt like the most natural thing, go figure. Perhaps more palm trees should be in my future?

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Details:
Vintage jacket from Thriftwares
Vintage white shirt
ASOS jeans
Free People boots
Ray-Ban sundglasses

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Mid-Week Mood Board

This one's for all my peeps who just want spring to be spring already!


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